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Early Music Alberta Presents
May 1, 2, 3 - 2015
5th Annual Early Music Festival

MAY
1-2-3
2015
5TH
ANNUAL EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH
10037-84th Avenue, Edmonton


This year Early Music Alberta presents its most ambitious festival program to date, including a spectacular Saturday night performance of Bach’s 6 Brandenburg Concertos on period instruments, a Friday night performance of works for trumpet, voice and strings and a Sunday night performance of music by baroque winds and brass. The Saturday afternoon performance features works by Telemann performed by local musicians.

Held in the warm and intimate acoustics of Holy Trinity Anglican church in Edmonton, audiences will experience music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras performed in historically authentic style. Audiences will also have the opportunity to meet the performers at post-concert receptions, to play the music themselves (Renaissance Reading session), and to learn some baroque dance moves.

Festival performers include internationally renowned baroque violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch, musicians from the Edmonton Symphony (concertmaster Robert Uchida, Laura Veeze, Charles Pilon, Clayton Leung, Colin Ryan), members of the Strathcona String Quartet, revered Edmonton keyboard players, cellist and gambist and Early Music Alberta’s founder Josephine van Lier as well as highly acclaimed musicians venturing from the US, Europe and elsewhere in Canada.

Festival passes, tickets for individual concerts are on sale now.

Festival Pass

 


Friday
MAY 1
2015
8:00 PM
Quai Bellici Accenti
Works for soprano, trumpet and strings
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Dawn Bailey, soprano
Justin Bland, natural trumpet
Jennifer Bustin, baroque violin
Shannon Johnson, baroque violin
Sarah Woodman, baroque viola
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Marnie Giesbrecht, harpsichord

Saturday
MAY 2
2015
9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
Renaissance Reading Session
Recorders, oboes, sackbuts, viola da gambas, vielles, violins, cellos, etc.:
all are welcome for a morning of playing. Interested auditors welcome also. Pitch will be A-440
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Bill Damur, session leader

Saturday
MAY 2
2015
12:30 PM -
2:30 PM
Early Music and Dance

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Cath Jackel, session leader
Borealis Renaissance Consort

Saturday
MAY 2
2015
3:00 PM
Tea with Mr.Telemann
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Bill Damur, traverso
Jennifer Bustin, baroque violin
Shannon Johnson, baroque violin
Josephine van Lier, baroque cello
Tammy-Jo Mortensen, harpsichord

Saturday
MAY 2
2015
8:00 PM
Bach, the Brandenburg Concertos
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Elizabeth Wallfisch, director


Sunday
MAY 3
2015
1:00 PM
5:00 PM
Masterclasses
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Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin
Gilbert Martinez, harpsichord
Steve Denroche, Horn
Soile Stratkausas, flute


Sunday
MAY 3
2015
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
Double Reed Workshop
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Matthew Jennejohn, oboe
Katrina Russell
, bassoon


Sunday
MAY 3
2015
8:00 PM
Baroque Winds and Brass
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Justin Bland, natural trumpet
Steve Denroche, corni da caccia
Matthew Jennejohn, oboe / recorder
Curtis Foster, oboe
Katrina Russell, bassoon
Terri Hron, recorder
Josephine van Lier, viola da gamba / baroque cello
Judy Loewen, harpsichord



ALL FESTIVAL EVENTS: Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave, Edmonton, AB - Canada
Festival Event Details and Ticket sales

Friday
MAY 1
2015
8:00 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Quai Bellici Accenti
Works for soprano, trumpet and strings


Dawn Bailey
,
soprano
(Montreal, QC)

Justin Bland
,
natural trumpet
(Las Vegas, USA)

Josephine van Lier,
baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Jennifer Bustin,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Shannon Johnson,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Sarah Woodman,
baroque viola
(Edmonton, AB)

Marnie Giesbrecht,

harpsichord
(Edmonton, AB)
         


Tickets:
General: $40
Members, students, seniors: $30
Festival Pass: $125
Member Pass: $90 
Available online or at the door
Ticket and Festival Pass

Saturday
MAY 2
2015
9:30 AM -
11:30 AM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Renaissance Reading Session
Recorders, oboes, sackbuts, viola da gambas, vielles, violins, cellos, etc.:
all are welcome for a morning of playing. Interested auditors welcome also. Pitch will be A-440


Bill Damur

session leader
(Edmonton, AB)


Tickets:
FREE
Saturday
MAY 2
2015
12:30 PM -
2:30 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Early Music and Dance
Cath Jackel and Borealis Renaissance Consort
Much secular Renaissance music has associated dances and songs. In this two-hour workshop participants will learn several period dances such as bransles, pavans and almans. The class will conclude with dancing to live music performed by the Borealis consort and guests. No prior dance experience is required, however comfortable shoes are a must. Class size is limited to 24 people. Dance Mistress Cath Jackel has taught Renaissance dance for 25 years. The Borealis Consort is a group of Edmonton musicians with a particular interest in renaissance dance music.


Cath Jackel

session leader

Borealis
Renaissance Consort


Tickets:
FREE
Saturday
MAY 2
2015
3:00 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Tea with Mr.Telemann


Bill Damur

baroque flute
(Edmonton, AB)

Jennifer Bustin,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Shannon Johnson,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Josephine van Lier,
baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Tammy-Jo Mortensen,
harpsichord
(Edmonton, AB)


Tickets:
General: $30
Members, students, seniors: $20
Festival Pass: $125
Member Pass: $90 
Available online or at the door
Ticket and Festival Pass

Saturday
MAY 2
2015
8:00 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Bach, the Brandenburg Concertos


Instrumentation Brandenburg Concerto 1: (about concerto no.1)

Steve Denroche,
corno da caccia
(Vancouver, BC)

Daryl Caswell,
corno da caccia
(Calgary, AB)

Matthew Jennejohn,

oboe
(Monteal, QC)

Curtis Foster
,
oboe
(Seattle, USA)

Marea Chernoff
,
oboe
(Vancouver, BC)

Katrina Russell

bassoon
(Ladysmith, BC)

Elizabeth Wallfisch,
violino piccolo
(London, England)

Robert Uchida,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Laura Veeze,

baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Ronelle Shaufele,
baroque viola
(Banff, AB)

Josephine van Lier,
baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Joelle Morton,

basso continuo
(Toronto, ON)

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen, Denmark)
         


Instrumentation Brandenburg Concerto 2: (about concerto no.2)
Concertino:

Justin Bland
,
natural trumpet
(Las Vegas, USA)

Terri Hron,
recorder
(Montreal, QC)

Matthew Jennejohn,
oboe
(Montreal, QC)

Elizabeth Wallfisch,
baroque violin
(London, England)
Ripieno:

Robert Uchida,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Laura Veeze,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Charles Pilon,
baroque viola
(Edmonton, AB)

Joelle Morton,
violone
(Toronto, ON)

Josephine van Lier,
basso continuo
(Edmonton, AB)

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen,
Denmark)


Instrumentation Brandenburg Concerto 3: (about concerto no.3)

Elizabeth Wallfisch,
baroque violin
(London, England)

Robert Uchida,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Laura Veeze,

baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Ronelle Shaufele,
baroque viola
(Banff, AB)

Charles Pilon,

baroque viola
(Edmonton, AB)

Clayton Leung,

baroque viola
(Edmonton, AB)

Josephine van Lier,
baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Colin Ryan,
baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Janet Kuschak,
baroque cello
(Red Deer, AB)

Joelle Morton,
basso continuo
(Toronto, ON)

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen,
Denmark)
 


Instrumentation Brandenburg Concerto 4: (about concerto no.4)
Concertino:

Elizabeth Wallfisch,
baroque violin
(London, England)

Terri Hron,
recorder
(Montreal, QC)

Matthew Jennejohn,
oboe
(Montreal, QC)
Ripieno:

Robert Uchida,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Laura Veeze,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Charles Pilon,
baroque viola
(Edmonton, AB)

Josephine van Lier,
basso continuo
(Edmonton, AB)

Joelle Morton,
violone
(Toronto, ON)

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen,
Denmark)


Instrumentation Brandenburg Concerto 5: (about concerto no.5)
Concertino:

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen,
Denmark)

Elizabeth Wallfisch,
baroque violin
(London, England)

Soile Stratkauskas,
flute
(Victoria, BC)
Ripieno:

Robert Uchida,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Laura Veeze,
baroque violin
(Edmonton, AB)

Clayton Leung,

baroque viola
(Edmonton, AB)

Josephine van Lier,
baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Joelle Morton,
violone
(Toronto, ON)


Instrumentation Brandenburg Concerto 6: (about concerto no.6)

Elizabeth Wallfisch,
baroque viola
(London, England)

Charles Pilon,
viola da braccio
(baroque viola)
(Edmonton, AB)

Josephine van Lier,
viola da gamba
(Edmonton, AB)

Colin Ryan,
viola da gamba
(Edmonton, AB)

Janet Kuschak,
baroque cello
(Red Deer, AB)

Joelle Morton,
violone
(Toronto, ON)

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen,
Denmark)
         


Tickets:
General: $40
Members, students, seniors: $30
Festival Pass: $125
Member Pass: $90 
Available online or at the door
Ticket and Festival Pass

Sunday
MAY 3
2015
1:00 PM
5:00 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Masterclasses


Elizabeth Wallfisch,
baroque violin
(London, England)

Gilbert Martinez,
harpsichord
(Copenhagen,
Denmark)

Steve Denroche,
corni da caccia
(Vancouver, BC)

Soile Stratkauskas,
flute
(Victoria, BC)
   


Tickets:
General:FREE
Interested participants please contact info@earlymusicalberta.ca
Fee for performers in the masterclass $40, not included in the festival pass.


Sunday
MAY 3
2015
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Double reed workshop
A workshop for all bassoonists and oboeists.

Matthew Jennejohn,

oboe / recorder
(Monteal, QC)

Katrina Russell

bassoon
(Ladysmith, BC)
 


Tickets:
General: $10

Ticket and Festival Pass

Sunday
MAY 3
2015
8:00 PM
5th Annual Early Music Festival (May 1, 2, 3 - 2015)
Baroque Winds and Brass


Justin Bland
,
natural trumpet
(Las Vegas, USA)

Steve Denroche,
corni da caccia
(Vancouver, BC)

Matthew Jennejohn,

oboe / recorder
(Monteal, QC)

Curtis Foster
,
oboe
(Seattle, USA)

Katrina Russell

bassoon
(Ladysmith, BC)

Terri Hron,
recorder
(Montreal, QC)

Josephine van Lier,
viola da gamba / baroque cello
(Edmonton, AB)

Judy Loewen
,
harpsichord
(Edmonton, AB)
       


Tickets:
General: $40
Members, students, seniors: $30
Festival Pass: $125
Member Pass: $90 
Available online or at the door
Ticket and Festival Pass

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